Raleigh Little Theatre stages the first local production of “Caroline, or Change,” the 2004 Broadway musical by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori. Set in Louisiana in 1963, the musical centers on Caroline, an African-American maid and Noah Gellman, the 8-year-old son of the family she works for. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement, it’s a story of political and social change. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday (through March 2). $18-$22 ($12 Sunday Feb. 16). raleighlittletheatre.org.
• William Peace University Theatre offers the Broadway rock musical, “Spring Awakening,” a dark look at puberty and budding sexuality, running this weekend and next. Details at peace.edu/events.
• Starting Friday, Ira David Wood III and Lynda Clark reprise their roles as Henry Plantagenet and Eleanor of Aquitaine in Theatre in the Park’s revival of “The Lion in Winter.” Details at theatreinthepark.com.
• North Carolina Theatre brings the ever-popular Broadway musical, “Les Misérables,” back to the Triangle for a two-week run in Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium. Raleigh’s Lauren Kennedy plays Fantine and her daughter Riley Campbell plays “Young Cosette.” Details at nctheatre.com.